|a.||1.||(Mus.) Connected; tied; - a term used when successive tones are to be produced in a closely connected, smoothly gliding manner. It is often indicated by a tie, thus , , or , , written over or under the notes to be so performed; - opposed to |
|Adj.||1.||legato - without breaks between notes; smooth and connected; "a legato passage"|
|Adv.||1.||legato - connecting the notes; in music; "play this legato, please"|
staccato - separating the notes; in music; "play this staccato, please"